Coal - Single

Coal - Single

For the 2021 edition of Carols Covered—Apple Music’s collection of Christmas standards updated by contemporary artists—Maryland MC IDK submitted “Coal,” a song he'd had waiting in the stash, but hadn't been compelled to release until now. “This song was made about three years ago,” IDK tells Apple Music. “But I always wanted to release it as a holiday record. It’s my depiction of a Black household where things may not be as perfect as they may seem in other households. It's my reality of comparing what was taught and shown to me—through TV and all these other things—about Christmas and what my reality of Christmas was.”


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